18:30 Dundalk Fri 8 February 2019

  • Dundalkstadium.com Handicap
  • 1m, Standard
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner€10,472.002nd€3,247.003rd€1,547.004th€697.005th€272.00
  • Surface: Polytrack
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Winning time:1m 39.73sOff time:18:30:07
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1
(7)
810-0OR: 92BFCD
13/2

Winner of two of his six starts over C&D including a success in October off a 2lb lower mark. Life difficult off top weight but very much a leading player on his return and he's a consistent sort.

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2
(5)
49-3OR: 81CD
13/8

Oasis Dream gelding winner on debut over C&D in December. Beaten when dropping in trip last month but looks the one to beat on handicap debut back up to this trip.

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3
(1)
49-2OR: 80
40/1

Formerly with Archie Watson and David O'Meara the Elusive Quality gelding was well held on stable debut here last month. Unlikely to play a part in the finish.

4
(2)
48-13OR: 77C
25/1

Course winner in 2017 but has been out of form since. First-time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

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5
(3)
Koybigp,t21
78-13OR: 77CD
7/1

Solid over C&D winning four of his seven starts over the combination. Fourth of 14 beaten 3¾L last month when just held for third in first-time tongue tie which is retained. Each way claims.

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6
(8)
68-13OR: 77C
8/1

Promising run over C&D last month when finishing third of 14 beaten 3½L behind Confrontational and he's a long way below his last winning handicap mark. Seemingly at his best on this surface and should go well.

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7
(6)
68-12OR: 76CD
40/1

One from two over C&D but has looked out of form in three starts since October. Hard to fancy and plenty to prove, particularly given his propensity to start slowly.

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8
(9)
48-10OR: 74
12/1

Eight-race maiden without success in seven starts here. Not ruled out after a good second here in a decent race last time but may find one too good again here.

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9
(4)
58-7OR: 71CD
7/2

Solid and consistent C&D winner who comes here looking for a hat-trick of wins in the new year. Leading yard boast a 29% strike rate here in early February since 2016.

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10
(10)
68-6OR: 70C
20/1

Course winner that has also won over this trip. Solid and consistent in defeat over C&D and likely to run her race once again.

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Last Year's Winner

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1Reckless Lad89-010/3Full Result
T: P MartinJ: K J Leonard

Betting

Forecast

The Game Of Life (13/8), Gougane Barra (7/2), Aussie Valentine (13/2), Koybig (7/1), Sevenleft (8/1), Twenty Minutes (12/1), Waitaki (20/1), Grace Rafaela (25/1), Pacific Fleet (40/1), Admodum (40/1)

Verdict

The hat-trick seeking, GOUGANE BARRA can defy a 7lb rise here and claim the prize from Joseph O'Brien's exciting prospect The Game Of Life, winner over C&D in December. Course specialist Aussie Valentine is sure to be on the premises once again on return to the track while Koybig can go well at a price.
  1. Gougane Barra
  2. The Game Of Life
  3. Aussie Valentine

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